Wattle Creek 2006 The Triple Play

Posted on November 10, 2010

The Williams family purchased their 56-acre Alexander Valley property in 1994, beginning their venture into the California wine industry. Just four years later, they purchased over 500 acres in Mendocino's Yorkville Highlands AVA. Wattle Creek Winery focuses on producing the best wines possible from these two areas, selling any wine that doesn't make the grade off on the bulk market. Their portfolio is diverse, ranging from Chardonnay and Muscat Canelli to Malbec and Petit Sirah. Their 'Triple Play' is a Rhone-style blend composed of 95% Syrah, 3% Petit Sirah, and 2% Viognier.


Winery - Wattle Creek Winery

Location - Cloverdale, California

Wine - Wattle Creek 2006 Yorkville Highlands The Triple Play

Grape Varieties - Syrah, Petit Sirah, Viognier

Appellation - Mendocino County

Alcohol - 14.3% v/v

Price -$20 USD

Nose/Aroma - Violets, tobacco leaf, and red fruit.

Palate/Flavors - Cooked cranberries and boysenberries with clove and a slight smokiness. Medium body, Med-high acid and bitterness, low astringency. Medium finish of licorice and pipe tobacco.  

Food Pairing - Chicken dumpling soup. 

Comments - Bitterness makes it slightly unbalanced, but all-in-all nice wine.